CELEBRATE WORLD WATER DAY: March 22nd
Explore water-related issues from multiple perspectives. Introduce humanitarian design as a viable and necessary solution for a more sustainable future.
 
You don't need to own a Lifestraw� to explore the value of water! Activities from the CELF Lifestraw� Curriculum are conveniently linked below (some developed by Alan). Grade 3-5 CELF Lifestraw� activities can also be slightly modified to engage K-2 students in standards-aligned learning. CLICK HERE for chart of sample K-5 standards alignments.

EDUCATOR'S GUIDE: Use the activities below to reinforce information provided in the Lifestraw� Educator's Guide. (celfeducation.org/waterguide.htmlTogether with the Guide, these materials are designed to introduce water-related topics in depth, through active learning. These engaging and educational materials will encourage students to think about the importance of water in their own lives, and what actions they can take to help protect this vital and precious resource.

 

STUDENT PULLOUT 3-5 (corresponding activities are linked below)

1. Experiment: Water at the Window
2. Activity: Where's the Water?
3. Experiment: The Weight of Water
4. Investigation: What's your Water Footprint?
5. Connection: Meet the Pathogens
6. Activity:Disease Transmission Tag
7. Activity: Down the River and Role Play Cards and Water Stories Supplement
7a. Connection: Connection to Water Stories Supplement
8. Experiment: Make Your Own Water Filter
9. Activity: Design a Solution  

 

STUDENT PULLOUT 6-8 (corresponding activities are linked below)

1. Experiment: Water Cycle Bag
2. Connection: Traveling Through the Water Cycle
3. Activity: Where's the Water?
4. Experiment: The Weight of Water
5. Investigation: Carrying Water
6. Investigation: Water Laws
7. Activity: Down the River and Role Play Cards with Water Stories Supplement
7a. Down the River ConnectionWater Stories Around the World
8. Connection: Potable Poison: 1832 Cholera Epidemic in NYCUnit Materials: Student Instructions & HandoutsGroup Handoutsand Teacher Answer Keys
9. Experiment: Make Your Own Water Filter
10. Experiment: What's in Your Water?
11. Activity: Design a Solution

 

STUDENT PULLOUT 9-12 (corresponding activities are linked below)

1. Activity: Amazing Water
2. Investigation: Water Laws
3. Connection: Who Owns the Water? Irrigation Methods and Water Rights Disputes in the Late 1800s and 1900s
3a. Is Water a Human Right? The International Conflict.
4. Activity: Down the River and Role Play Cards with Water Stories Supplement
4a. Down the River ConnectionWater Stories Around the World
5. Connection: Potable Poison: 1832 Cholera Epidemic in NYCUnit Materials: Student Instructions & HandoutsGroup Handouts and Teacher Answer Keys
6. Experiment: Make Your Own Water Filter
7. Experiment: What's in Your Water?
8. Activity: Design a Solution

 

WATER STORIES SUPPLEMENT Learn about Luis (from The Bronx) and Ajia (from Kenya), then complete the questionnaire (feel free to modify) and create your own Water Story. Submit your story to be published in the Water Stories Library, and see how people enjoy and strive for freshwater around the world! For the questionnaire only, download the Water Stories Questionnaire. Options for submission: 1) print the form and fax completed form to (914) 206-4487, or 2) complete the EDITABLE WATER STORIES SUPPLEMENT FORM (questionnaire only), save file and email attachment to patti@celfeducation.org

 

LIFESTRAW "100 SCHOOLS" WATER CAMPAIGN: Create a school or community fundraiser to provide clean drinking water to schools in Kenya. $350 provides clean water to 50 students for 4 years, that's up to 100,000 liters of water! [Funds are aggregated, so any contribution can make a difference!] CLICK HERE for more information or register your fundraiser. 

 
Alan Cass and Jackie Mooney-O'Brien
CELF Project Managers
Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation
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